This WIYH project began with a map, and continues on an alley wall in East Austin.
What: A 6′ tall x 32′ wide love themed permission wall. Where: 610 Calles St, just North of East 6th. When: Right Now! (Est. February 2014) Who: You! Grab a pen/paint brush–the more tiles people fill/contribute to, the better!
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Awesome maps of cities (and how people exist and travel within them) made purely from extracting/rendering geotags….an example of how thoughtfully rendered data can become art. Learn more about Eric’s work and philosophy in this Atlantic Cities article. You can view many (most?) of Eric’s maps on his Flickr page here (check out the Geotagger’s World Atlas and peruse some of the awesome -often old- scanned maps in his other flickr sets….beware, this could be a very time consuming rabbit hole ).
*I tried to sift through the city maps to see if Austin was rendered….but I couldn’t locate it.
...but can you imagine being a resident of California during the Gold Rush? Talk about negative cultural and environmental consequences. Take a closer look back (166 years ago!) though these Gold Rush era maps in this Atlantic Cities article.